I was born in Salem, Missouri, but raised in the small town of Lesterville. Lesterville is at the forks of the beautiful Black River in Reynolds County. I was an only child so I filled my time with books, horses, and playing in the woods and the river. I attended college on volleyball scholarships at Jefferson College in Hillsboro, Missouri and then went on to Ole Miss. Upon graduating, I was hired at Three Rivers Community College. I was a very successful volleyball coach, but not so good at basketball. After leaving Three Rivers I went back to school and was working on a Masters in Guidance and counseling when I became pregnant with my son, Josh. Josh is my only child and such a joy to be around! Over the years I have worked as a bartender & manager in various places but never be returned to teaching and coaching. I had a stroke in October 2010. I was very lucky to survive! I have been disabled since then. Geneology is my new passion! I have had fairly good luck finding my maternal family. Those surnames include Counts, Hudson, & Blythe. My father's side is mostly the dreaded "Smith", Brewer, & Berryman. I have a scrapbook with some nice photos of Hudsons, Blythes, Bowdens and Waters that came from my Mom. I am very willing to share my photos as well as any information I might have. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or information to share! Donna Mae
5th cousin 6x removed to George Washington Donna is 15 degrees from George Washington, 17 degrees from John Adams, 17 degrees from Abraham Lincoln, 19 degrees from Calvin Coolidge, 20 degrees from Harry Truman, 20 degrees from Dwight Eisenhower, 18 degrees from John Kennedy, 20 degrees from Richard Nixon, 18 degrees from Ronald Reagan and 19 degrees from George Bush on our single family tree.
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